Well, I hope everyone had a great Labor Weekend with family and friends or at least got to say good by to the Summer of ‘17. It went by so fast and wasn’t one of our best, especially when it came to lazing out at the beach. Our next holiday is Columbus Day. Better enjoy that one too because the movement to erase our history continues on. The City of Los Angeles just changed that holiday to Indigenous People›s Day. Will our mayor move to rename Columbus Avenue or Columbia Road too?
A couple weeks back, they held a Block Party at the Bunker Hill Housing Projects over at the basketball court by Monument Street, and I decided to take it in for a possible story for this column. The day was very beautiful and the crowds, especially the kids seemed to be having a great time playing games and eating slush and hot dogs often in that very order. Older folks were enjoying themselves, too.
SEAN T. FLAHERTY REMINDS ME OF MESean T. Flaherty of Charlestown has become of recent a constant letter writer to the Boston Herald. I usually agree with at least 90 percent with his opines. Seems he has become a favorite of many more conservative Boston Herald readers. I’m still getting printed in that newspaper going back to when it was the Record American and Sunday Advertiser. When I first started getting printed, most people thought I was my dad.
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